Posts Tagged: save money

DIY Toothpaste: Great for You, Super for the Planet!

Simple is good.  Homemade is better.  Waste-free is supreme! Now combine all three of those in one effective personal hygiene product and you’ve got a winner. Enter DIY Toothpaste. You’ve most likely got each of the ingredients and tools to whip this up in your kitchen.  Lord knows you’ve got a small glass jar with… Read more »

Grow Veggies From Scraps!

Grow great greens and vegetables from trimmed ends & scraps of organic veggies instead of putting them in the compost or giving them to the chickens, even though both of these options are good and valiant alternatives to throwing the food in the trash 🙂  You will harvest some lovely young greens from what was… Read more »

DIY: Aluminum-Free Baking Powder

If you are a busy baker, you may want to switch to a baking powder that does not contain aluminum, as most commercial ones do.    Here’s why: Aluminum consumption has been linked with the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Use of aluminum based acid salts to leaven the dough can also sometimes give a slightly… Read more »

Cream of Gluten-Free

Forget the packaged and processed store-bought cereals that have so many extraneous (and often harmful) ingredients, a high price tag and packaging with parts that can’t be recycled. Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what’s in your breakfast and make it yourself in a matter of minutes for pennies?  Grind up a batch of… Read more »

‘Tis the Season for Sun Tea

It’s time to kick back in the hammock or lawn chair and delight in a cold glass of tea.  Let the sun create your favorite brew – caffeinated or herbal – using no energy and keeping the house cool. Making your own iced tea means you get to choose the ingredients for flavor and quality,… Read more »